so i ended up getting an ipad mini from ebay because i basically liked the black (slate gray) color so much more than space gray. heres what you need to know: 1. it has a chip & crack in it (see pics) 2. its a non-retina, wifi only, and supposedly works flawlessly (this is what the ebay seller said & has 100% rating) 3. i already have a smart cover that i got for free and is being unused (smart case? - whatever the leather one is that was sold by apple with the front & back cover, product red color) 4. i bought the ipad very spontaneously at the lowest asking price (i was the only bidder & got it for $130 + $8 shipping = $138) for the price, color, & since i had the unused case worth about $79. 5. i should get it by thurs or fri. so, to conserve the glass cracking, should i: a. put a cheap ebay chinese screen protector on it b. put a zagg screen shield on it (or any one that uses the liquid for application) c. put a tempered glass screen shield on it d. something else - does anyone know the cheapest way to get the screen replaced (i probably couldnt do the DIY) so, i feel like if i can live with the cracks (which seem to be out of the way), i will feel like i got an excellent deal. if i go the route of getting the screen replaced, i CANNOT spend more than $50, otherwise i would have spent MORE money to get a broken ipad & go thru the hassle of repairing it. the only reason i want something on top of the cracked screen is to prevent further damage, keep glass pieces from falling off the tablet, and so that i can use my fibermesh stylus on the screen without worrying about it fraying up or getting caught on jagged glass pieces, etc. i feel like i can use it as a "beater" ipad or a guest ipad & even gift it away later on to a family member in need. but i feel like i am gonna get the new ipad mini w max specs (128GB cellular black) after the announcement and put a lifeproof on it to use for my official life stuff.